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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Jerry Yang to Step Down, As a Search for New CEO Commences  —  Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang will step down from his job as CEO, as soon as the board finds a replacement for him, in what sources close to the situation call a joint decision by him and the company's directors.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Jerry Yang's Entire Memo to His Employees on Stepping Down as CEO  —  BoomTown has obtained the entire memo Jerry Yang to employees at Yahoo about his plans to step down as Yahoo CEO.  —  Yang, a truly nice man-which has been a plus and a minus for him-and an Internet visionary for sure …
Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Conducting Search for New CEO  —  Co-Founder Jerry Yang to Step Down Following Appointment of New CEO  —  and Return to Former Role as Chief Yahoo! and Board Member  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO) today announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a search for a new Chief Executive Officer.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yang Steps Down As Yahoo CEO, Search For Successor Begins  —  Expect Yahoo's share price to jump tomorrow - Jerry Yang will be stepping down as CEO of the company, a job that he took on an interim basis in June 2007.  —  Yang will return to his former role as Chief Yahoo, and will remain on the board of directors.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Yahoo CEO Yang to step down  —  Updated 5:11 p.m. PST with Yahoo announcement.  Updated 5:21 and 6:19 p.m. PST with further detail.  —  Yahoo, under fierce financial pressure, has begun a search to replace company co-founder Jerry Yang as chief executive, the company said Monday.
Markcuban / blog maverick:
The SEC  —  I wish I could say more, but I will have to leave it to this, and let the judicial process do its job.  —  November 17, 2008  —  RE: SEC Civil Action in the United States District  —  for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division  —  Mark Cuban today responded …
Discussion: Computerworld
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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
SEC Files Insider Trading Charges Against Mark Cuban  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  2008-273  —  Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2008 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Dallas entrepreneur Mark Cuban with insider trading for selling 600,000 shares of the stock …
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Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft crashes Adobe RIA party
Discussion: PC World and InformationWeek
Adobe:
MLB.com Selects the Adobe Flash Platform
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Rolls Out Verified App Program, Plus One Hell Of A Revenue Model For Themselves  —  Facebook is launching its “Verified Apps” program today.  The program was first announced over the summer at their F8 Developer Conference - Third party applications will be segmented into “Great Apps” …
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Nick Mihailovski / Google Analytics Blog:
Want to track Adobe Flash?  Now you can!  —  Image of Analytics Flash Visual Component in Flash CS3  —  Today, at the Adobe MAX Conference in San Francisco, in a joint collaboration with our friends at Adobe and a few ace third party developers, we announced a simplified solution …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Adobe bringing full-fledged Flash to phones  —  Adobe Systems CTO Kevin Lynch touts Flash for mobile phones at the Adobe Max conference.  —  (Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET Networks)  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Inspired by a new generation of smartphones, Adobe Systems has begun a new …
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Will Park / IntoMobile:
Adobe brings Flash to T-Mobile G1 - Android and Adobe Flash, together at last
Discussion: Gadget Lab and AndroidGuys
AppleInsider:
Apple releases fix for quirky MacBook glass trackpads  —  Apple has released a software update to address an issue where trackpad clicks would randomly go unrecognized on its latest notebook offerings: the MacBook (Late 2008) and MacBook Pro (Late 2008).  —  “This firmware update addresses …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Issues Fix for Unrecognized Clicks on Glass Trackpads
Jack Neff / AdAge:
P&G Digital Guru Not Sure Marketers Belong on Facebook  —  Advertisers Shouldn't ‘Hijack’ Conversations, but Applications Hold Promise  —  CINCINNATI (AdAge.com) — Social networks may never find the ad dollars they're hunting for because they don't really have a right to them, said Ted McConnell …
Discussion: Alley Insider and HipMojo.com
Microsoft:
Exchange Online and SharePoint Online Out of Beta and Ready for Purchase  —  Microsoft announces new customers, partners and online services.  —  Today, at a launch event in San Francisco, Stephen Elop, president of the Microsoft Business Division at Microsoft Corp., was joined by customers …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
What does ‘SharePoint in the cloud’ really mean?
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Let there be voice!  Google Voice Search for iPhone launches  —  Better late than never right?  Despite still not being listed on Google's App Store page, the update to Google Search app, the one containing voice search, is there.  Simply click the “Get App” button on this page (within iTunes) …
Discussion: TechCrunch, MacBlogz and Gizmodo
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
OpenTable's iPhone app makes reservations a breeze
Discussion: TechCrunch and Gizmodo
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Apple brings HDCP to a new aluminum MacBook near you  —  High Definition Content Protection (HDCP)—you can't live with it, but you practically can't buy an HD-capable device anymore without it.  While HDCP is typically used in devices like Blu-ray players, HDTVs, HDMI-enabled notebooks …
Discussion: Engadget HD
InfoWorld:
Microsoft files suit to defend Visual Studio users  —  In a new lawsuit, Microsoft asks a San Francisco court to declare invalid several patents assigned to an online transactions company in hopes of defending customers who have been sued by the patent holder, WebXchange.
Discussion: Beyond Binary
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
SGN's iFun puts a bit more Wiimote in the iPhone  —  Gaming company SGN has a strategy that has worked so far with iPhone and iPod touch games: Use the device's accelerometer to create simple sports games similar to one that have been made popular on the Nintendo Wii console thanks to the accelerometer in its Wiimote controller.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple flirting with another record quarter for Mac sales  —  After spending 25 hours counting sales of iPhones and Macs at Apple's US-based retail chain, investment bank Piper Jaffray said it believes the company this quarter could meet or beat last quarter's record 2.6 million Mac sales total …
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
StarOffice gains native Mac support  —  StarOffice 9 is the first version with native Mac support, but just one of many products that aims to be a low-cost alternative to Microsoft Office.  —  (Credit: Sun Microsystems)  — Home - News - Beyond Binary  —  Beyond Binary  —  November 17, 2008 7:01 AM PST
Discussion: InfoWorld and AppScout
John Cook / TechFlash:
Comcast to introduce 50 Mbps Internet connections in Washington  —  Is your Internet connection at home or work feeling a little clunky?  Comcast today announced that it will roll out a new Internet service package next month called Extreme 50 with download speeds of as much as 50 Megabits per second.
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Steps Up SEO for Brand Pages with Millions of New Indexable Links  —  In a move that will increase the amount of Page Rank and traffic Google gives to Facebook Pages, Facebook launched a new feature over the weekend that essentially added hundreds of millions of new internal links …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Don Reisinger / Webware.com:
Google SketchUp 7 wants to shape you into a 3D artist  —  Google has released SketchUp 7, the latest free version of its 3D modeling software, along with its premium counterpart, SketchUp 7 Pro.  —  Like previous iterations of the software, SketchUp 7 will enable you to model just about anything …
Discussion: Ars Technica
 
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Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
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Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Forbes memo confirms print, Web staff merging
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ABS-CBN acquires minority stake in Multiply
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John Leyden / The Register:
Cybercrooks launch DDoS assault on anti-fraud site
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Percy Cabello / Mozilla Links:
Firefox 3.1 gets tab tearing
Market Wire:
Symantec CEO John W. Thompson to Retire
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Clive Thompson / Wired News:
Victory in Vomit: The Sickening Secret of Mirror's Edge
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
When Will Hulu Catch YouTube? It Already Has
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
New York Times launching AIR-based news reader
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Kevin J. O'Brien / International Herald Tribune:
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